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Need Sandbags? Here Is Where You Can Get Them

Friday May 10th, 2019, 6:34pm


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Several local municipalities are making sandbags available due to high water levels.


Sand bags are available to owners of properties on the water’s edge from County Road 41 to Malden Road, and additionally the South Riverview area for properties along the water. Potentially affected residents within those areas can obtain up to a maximum of 100 sand bags per property to begin their own preparation for a possible flooding event.

Bags can be obtained at the Public Works Department Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays between 10am and 2pm at the South yard, 6744 Concession 6 South.

Sand is located at the South Yard, 6744 Concession 6 South, to fill the sandbags. Bring a shovel and a means of transportation. Reminder, bags weigh 40 lbs when full, know your vehicle and how much weight it can safely carry.

When picking up bags you will be required to present proof of ownership and address.


Up to 100 sandbags will be provided to Town of Essex residents. The sandbags will be available at Colchester Harbour from 7am to 9pm daily. Harbour staff will be on-hand to distribute bags. Sand for the bags will also be available at Colchester Schoolhouse at 195 Bagot Street, Colchester during the same time period.

Sandbags will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents seeking to pick-up bags and sand are asked to bring their own shovels. Equipment for filling sand bags will not be provided.

Residents will also be responsible for future disposal of sandbags.

Residents are asked to present government-issued identification or a property tax bill to confirm residency.


Lakeshore has received a shipment of 5,000 sandbags which have been delivered to 1089 County Road 25 and 2065 County Road 31.

Both yards will be open Saturday from 9am to 3pm

Residents wishing to obtain sandbags must bring identification showing proof of residency.

Sand is also available at the 2 yards above as well as Gracey Sideroad, Haven Street and Rourke Line. You are asked to bring a shovel.


Residents can attend the Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex and show proof of Leamington residency to obtain sandbags.  Residents will be limited to 100 sandbags per visit, but can return to obtain additional sandbags if needed.

A sandbag filling station and free sand is accessible at 435 Bevel Line Road. Sandbags are self-serve, and residents must bring their own shovels to fill the bags. The sandbag station will remain in place indefinitely, until further notice.


A sandbag station is open at 9410 Little River Road to residents living between George Avenue and east to the Town of Tecumseh border, living on the north side of Riverside Drive.  It is open between noon and 8pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

The site will remain accessible on Sundays as well, but there will be no staff on hand to provide support, sandbags or shovels.


Empty sand bags can be picked up at the Public Works Building, located at 2170 Judy Recker Cres., during regular office hours of Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:3 pm.

Residents will need to show proof of residency to receive sand bags. Residents must bring their own shovels and fill the sand bags on their own.


Owners along the north side of Riverside Drive from the City of Windsor limit to Pike Creek, and along Pike Creek from Lake St. Clair to the VIA Rail line can pick-up 100 sandbags at no cost.

Bags can be picked up at the Tecumseh Arena, 12021 McNorton Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm and on Sunday and Monday from 8am to noon.

Following the long weekend, hours of pick-up will be 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Photo identification showing proof of address must be provided to collect the sandbags.

Sand is available in the Lakewood Park South parking lot.

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